What's New

May 15

We need YOU to call Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken (MN), Senator Feinstein (CA), and Senator Whitehouse (RI) TODAY or TOMORROW MORNING (5-15 or 5-16) to tell them to stop amendments to the Immigration Reform bill that would result in greater policing and criminalization of immigrant and refugee communities and tear more families apart through detention and deportation.

Apr 11

Washington, DC – Today, twenty organizations representing immigrant and refugee communities from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Burma called on Congress to pass immigration reform that unites families and addresses the root causes of inequity and disparity impacting immigrant communities in the United States. The organizations released a collective statement of principles and legislative stances as a roadmap for Congress to address deportation and other issues important to the Southeast Asian American community.

Mar 22

Two critical pillars of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of the health insurance exchanges. Over the past two years, SEARAC's Ensuring Our Healthy Futures project has involved CBOs in California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania to track the implementation of health care reform. Since each state is moving at a different pace with implementation, SEARAC created the scorecards below to track each state's progress. We hope you join with us in advocating for health equity and health care implementation! Read the letters on our ACA 3 Year anniversary page, then click here to SIGN our Letters to the Governors of these four states!

Mar 12

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to announce two major trainings for seasoned and emerging leaders from Southeast Asian American communities and their allies: Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT) and Targeted Education, Advocacy, & Meetings (TEAM) Summit. The deadline to apply for both trainings is April 28th!

Mar 1

Today marks the deadline for the Department of Treasury's requirement to send out federal payments electronically. Moving forward, all federal benefit payments such as Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, will either be directly deposited into bank or checking accounts, or payments will be made through Direct Express, an electronic prepaid debit card.

Feb 20

Our students in Sacramento need your help. On February 21, 2013, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Board of Education will vote on a proposal to close 11 elementary schools in South Sacramento.

Feb 8

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center is currently seeking to fill three internship positions for our Summer 2013 Internship program in our Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA offices.

Jan 30

In November we launched our 2012 Run “For SEARAC” campaign to raise funds to support SEARAC advocacy work.  We are tremendously happy to announce that with your help and generosity, we exceeded our goal and raised $3,388 dollars!

Jan 15

For the first time in nearly a decade, projections for the California state budget are optimistic. After consecutive years of significant cuts to safety-net programs and stagnant revenues, Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2013-2014 Budget reflects NO deficit and NO significant cuts to key safety-net programs.

Oct 29

For the past 32 years, SEARAC has been an active voice for Southeast Asian Americans nationally on issues including immigration reform, education access and health reform. Additionally, we have developed and trained hundreds of Southeast Asian Americans to become advocates empowered to speak for themselves and their communities.

For the second year, we are launching our "Run for SEARAC" fundraiser and asking for your help to make sure that our advocacy work continues! Our runners have been training hard for their races happening from Washington, DC to Long Beach, CA throughout the months of November and December. These runners have generously designated SEARAC as their charity of choice, and as they prepare to race, they want to reach out to you for support! Help them reach their goal of raising $3,000 for SEARAC by December 27th! Donations must be submitted online by 11:59 pm PDT on December 27, 2012.